han etymology

Middle English word han comes from Proto-Indo-European *kopno-, Proto-Indo-European - -yéti, and later Proto-Germanic *habą (Sea.)

Detailed word origin of han

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*kopno- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
- -yéti Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*keh₂p- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*habą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Sea.
*kh₂pyé- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*keh₂pneh₂ Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*kh₂ph₁yé- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*habjaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To have, hold.
*habnō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Harbour, haven.
habban Old English (ang) (auxiliary) have (used with a participle to express the perfect tense). To have, to possess.
hæfen Old English (ang) (sheltered) inlet; harbour, port.
havene Middle English (enm)
han Middle English (enm) (transitive) To have; have - Piers Plowman.

Words with the same origin as han

Descendants of *kopno-
haven
Descendants of - -yéti
acatour beelden belden bostlen botel bottle boueer boun buen bustelen chacer conceiven desayven dissayven fysike hebben overhebben part-takynge perceiven shippwright shipwright upheven warkynge werken